•Source Codes (2 positions). Codes entered in the first and second positions of the uniform format indicate the source for acquiring the item for replacement purposes; that is, procured and stocked, manufactured, or assembled.•Maintenance Codes (2 positions). Codes entered in the third and fourth positions of the uniform code format are described below.•Third Position. The maintenance code entered in the third position indicates the lowest maintenance level authorized to remove or replace and use the item. The decision to code the item for removal and replacement at the indicated maintenance level requires that all the capabilities necessary to install and ensure proper operation after installation of a replacement item (that is, pre-installation inspection or testing and post-installation checkout) are provided.
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36For Official Use Only6.7 Supply SupportETTS Element 5.4SM&R Code FormatGS-9/11•Fourth Position. The maintenance code entered in the fourth position indicates whether the item is to be repaired, and it identifies the lowest maintenance level with the capability to perform a complete repair. The decision to code the item for repair at the indicated maintenance level requires that the proper logistics support (such as parts, manuals, training, and tools) and all repair capability (such as removal, replacement, repair, assembly, manufacture, and testing for the support item) is provided or is available to that maintenance level. This does not preclude some minor repair that may be accomplished at a level of maintenance lower than the organizational level. Minor repair includes simple replacement of minor items such as fuses, light bulbs, screws, knobs, or handles.•Recoverability Code (1 position). The code entered in the fifth position of the uniform format indicates the desired disposition of the support item.•Service Option Code (1 position). The code entered in the sixth position of the uniform format conveys specific information to the logistic community and to the operating forces. This code is unique to each service and is used to disseminate specific instructions to that Service’s logistics business processes.
37For Official Use Only6.7 Supply SupportETTS Element 5.4GS-7
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38For Official Use Only6.7 Supply SupportETTS Element 5.28Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)GS-9/11•DLA provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other federal agencies, and combined and allied forces with the full spectrum of logistics, acquisition and technical services. •The Agency sources and provides nearly 100 percent of the consumable items America’s military forces need to operate, from food, fuel and energy, to uniforms, medical supplies, and construction and barrier equipment. DLA also supplies more than 84 percent of the military’s spare parts.
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